A moment so funny, the shadow foreign secretary claimed that the 2003 Rose Revolution occurred in Yugoslavia. Marie Antoinette was awarded the Nobel Prize. David Lammy’s unfavorable answers to Celebrity Mastermind 2009 questions resurface.

  • David Lammy MP was promoted in Labour’s surprising reshuffle
  • He believed that Henry VII had ascended the throne in 2009 after Henry VII’s death.
  • Another football question he was wrong on about Tottenham Hotspur is also incorrect.
  • Since 2000, the MP has scored only 13, eight of which were from specialist subjects.
  • He stated this week that it was an honor to be appointed shadow foreign secretary. 

Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary once believed that 2003 Rose Revolution occurred in Yugoslavia. He also claimed Marie Antoinette was the Nobel Prize winner for Physics. This footage, which was shot following his promotion to Celebrity Mastermind, shows him appearing on Celebrity Mastermind.

David Lammy MP (who was appointed this week by Sir Keir Sterner) provided many unfortunate answers during his 2009 appearance on BBC Quiz Show.

The MP for Tottenham believed that Red Leicester cheese was accompanied by port, and that Henry VII had ascended to the English throne following the death Henry VIII. 

When Mr Lammy was asked about Tottenham Hotspur, he answered wrongly. He chose to answer Aaron Lennon rather than Jermaine Jenas.

As Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, however, the most worrying thing about his response to a question on 2003 Rose Revolution is that he will not be able to answer.

John Humphrys was asked by the presenter “Which country experienced the 2003 Rose Revolution that resulted in the resignation of Eduard Shevardnadze as its President?” Mr Lammy answered “Yugoslavia”, but the truth was Georgia.

David Lammy, the MP for Tottenham, was this week promoted to shadow foreign secretary during a surprise reshuffle

David Lammy (MP for Tottenham) was promoted this week to shadow foreign secretary in a surprising reshuffle

During a surprise reshuffle on Monday, Starmer promoted a number of prominent centrist figures and demoting his key allies.

Shadow foreign secretary was taken over by Mr Lammy from Lisa Nandy, who felt moved to take on Michael Gove in the shadow secretary for levelling-up and communities.

After his promotion, Mr Lammy, who has been an MP since 2000, said: ‘Honoured to be appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Affairs.

‘At a time when Britain is recasting itself on the world stage, I look forward to setting out Labour’s vision for a values-led foreign policy based on cooperation & internationalism.’

However, Celebrity Mastermind was re-aired within days, to the delight and joy of many social media users, who called it “comedy gold”.

Days after his promotion in Labour's reshuffle, Mr Lammy's unfortunate appearance on Celebrity Mastermind from 2009 resurfaced

Following his Labour’s reshuffle promotion, Lammy’s embarrassing appearance from Celebrity Mastermind 2009 was resurfaced

Pictured left next to Sir Keir Starmer, Yvette Cooper and Rachel Reeves, Mr Lammy incorrectly said the 2003 Rose Revolution took place in Yugoslavia

Pictured right next to Rachel Reeves and Sir Keir Sternmer. Mr Lammy mistakenly stated that the 2003 Rose Revolution occurred in Yugoslavia.

Mr Lammy was awarded eight points for his special subject, Muhammad Ali’s boxing career. However, he could not manage to get five correct answers in the general knowledge round.

If asked what fortress was used to protect the Gates of Paris, Lammy replied ‘Versailles.’ He also said that James Gandolfini had appeared in The Godfather and not the Sopranos. 

He thought that Pierre and Marie who received the Nobelm Prizes for Physics in 1903 were also called Antoinette.

He answered five more questions. One was about who owns the most seats in the theatre and one about Purple Heart, the military award that is given to wounded soldiers.

However, Mr Lammy managed to identify, among other incorrect answers, that MI5 was created in 1909 as an anti-German spy threat. That William Hague said he drank 14 pints of beer per day while serving as a delivery man’s helper, Coldplay’s lead vocalist as Chris Martin. Oprah Winfrey also had other business ventures. The term penthouse used to refer to a shed, or outhouse.

Celebrity Mastermind: David Lammy is unfortunate to be featured

Which was Marie and Pierre’s married name? They won the Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 for radiation research.

Lammy: Antoinette

Answer: Curie

Cockpit Country can be found on any Caribbean island.

Lammy: Pass 

Answer: Jamaica

The former Conservative leader stated in an August 2000 magazine article that, while working as delivery man’s helper, he consumed around 14 pints of beer per day.

Lammy: William Hague (correct). 

What fortress was built to defend the Gates of Paris in the 1370s and later became a prisoner of state by Cardinal Richelieu

Lammy: Versailles

Answer: Bastille

What Tottenham Hotspur striker scored the goal that Fabio Capello won in February 2008 as England’s first football manager?

Lammy: Aaron Lennon 

Answer: Jermaine Jenas 

In which American television series did James Gandolfini play a Mafia boss, Tony?

Lammy, Godfather

Answer: The Sopranos

Which name denotes the most prestigious gallery of theatre seats?

Lammy: Pass

Answer: It’s the gods   

What was the name of the organisation that was established in 1909 to be the headquarters of the Secret Service Bureau, which was created to combat the threat from German spies.

Lammy: MI5 (correct)

What American award for military service is awarded to wounded soldiers?

Lammy: Pass

Answer: Purple Heart 

Chris Martin leads the British award-winning band.

Lammy: Coldplay

Is there a blue English variety that goes with port?

Lammy: Red Leicester 

Answer: Stilton 

The term “top floor luxury flat” originally meant an out-house or shed.

Lammy: Penthouse

Simon Hoggart replaced Sandi Toksvig in 2006 as host of this topical Radio 4 quiz program.

Lammy: Pass

Answer: The News Quiz  

American chat host Harpo Productions is a venture capitalist. Oxygen Media operates a 24/7 cable TV channel for women. 

Lammy: Oprah Winfrey (correct)

At the age 9 after Henry VIII’s death in 1547, he was elected to the English throne.

Henry VII by Lammy

Answer: Edward VI

What French term is used in chemistry to describe a tube that transfers measured quantities of liquids?

Lammy: Pass

Answer: A pipette 

Which country’s so-called ‘Rose Revolution’ of 2003 led to the resignation of its president Eduard Shevardnadze?

Lammy: Yugoslavia

Answer: Georgia